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Sportingbet preview - internationals

Posted on 7 October 2011  - 12:00

Our betting partners Sportingbet take a look at the markets available for Friday's internationals.

Sportingbet preview - internationals

Our betting partners Sportingbet take a look at the markets available for Friday's internationals...

With domestic football taking a break this weekend, it’s time to switch to the international game as the penultimate round of Euro 2012 qualifiers comes around.

England travel to Montenegro in Group G knowing a point will guarantee their place at Poland and Ukraine next summer and they’ve been chalked up as 4/6 shots to take the three points in Podgorica.

After a strong start to the campaign, Montenegro lost ground when losing in Wales last month. That resulted in then boss Zlatko Kranjcar being axed and the team must win their final two qualifiers to stand a chance of topping the group. The hosts are 15/4 to upset English dreams with a victory, while the draw is delicately poised at 12/5 with Sportingbet.

Montenegro have been resilient in defence during qualifying but away from Wembley, England have gone goal bananas and you can back Fabio’s men to add to their burgeoning reputation away from home at 19/20 to score Over 1.5 goals.

And Wayne Rooney, who has been on fire for club and country since the season started, is backable at a massive 7/2 with Sportingbet to net the first goal.

In the same group, Wales welcome Switzerland to Swansea’s Liberty Stadium. After taking maximum points off Montenegro, Gary Speed’s men will be confident of causing yet more strife to Switzerland who have struggled to hit top gear in Group G thus far.

The Dragons are 16/5 to make it two wins from two with Switzerland an 8/11 poke. The draw can be snapped up at 5/2 with Sportingbet.

Northern Ireland were handed a 4-1 drubbing by Friday night’s opponents Estonia just last month when the two teams met in Tallinn. They’ll reconvene in Belfast with Nigel Worthington hoping for a morale-boosting victory. You can back Norn Iron at evens for a home victory with Estonia 13/5 to do the double over the Irish in Group C.

The Republic of Ireland begin a spell of two must-win fixtures with a visit to Group B minnows Andorra on Friday. The Republic are a tiny 1/25 on to come away with the points. Record goalscorer Robbie Keane can be backed at 2/1 to break the deadlock with the first goal.

And on Saturday, Scotland resume their Euro 2012 qualifying campaign with a tricky trip to Liechtenstein. Craig Levein’s team have been priced up at 1/4 to win with the hosts a long 8/1 shot. The draw can be snapped up at 21/5 with Sportingbet.

The Scots are missing a number of players, and the play might be getting involved with Under 2.5 goals at a touch under even money, at 10/11.

Odds correct at time of writing...